I asked Ray Kurzweil, Google's Director of Engineering, why he loves the ocean at the screening of his documentary film Transcendent Man, in response to one of the more touching moments of the movie:
(At the beach, recalling his father and life, Ray Kurzweil with tears in his eyes as the wind blows against his face)
Barry Ptolemy: "What are you thinking about, Ray?"
Ray: "Well I was thinking about how much computation is represented by the ocean. I mean it's all these water molecules interacting with each other. That's computation. It's quite beautiful. And I've always found it very soothing. And that's really what computation's all about. The capture of these transcendent moments of our consciousness."